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|Imo Govt Disbands Task Force Over Death Of 3,000 Day-old Chicks by OlujobaSamuel: 8:07am On Sep 26, 2020
The Imo State Government has disbanded its task force on state emblem for causing the death of over 3,000 day-old chicks driven from Kaduna into the state.
The government also disbanded all other task forces in the state.
The state’s commissioner for transport, Rex Anunobi, who confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES, Friday, said Governor Hope Uzodinma ordered the disbandment of the task forces during the state executive council meeting after listening to the submission on the incident from the state’s commissioner for livestock development.
PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Imo task force officials and some police officers in Owerri impounded a Toyota Sienna which had 8,000 day-old chicks inside it.
Over 3,000 of the chicks died inside the vehicle because of their exposure to the heat from the sun.
The police officers and the task force officials demanded the Imo State emblem from the minivan driver, even though the vehicle had a ‘consolidated’ emblem, which is said to be a permit for vehicles that often travel through different states in the country.
Various states in Nigeria, for the purposes of revenue-generation, require commercial vehicle owners to affix a state emblem on their vehicle.
“Is the day-old chicks you are carrying more important than the (police) uniform I am wearing?” the driver said one of the officers told him, when he informed him that the chicks could die because of the heat from the sun.
“The governor took exception to all those things (the incident),” the commissioner for transport, Mr Anunobi, said. “All task forces have been banned in the state.”
Mr Anunobi, whose ministry supervised the task force on emblem, said task force officials in the state had “constituted themselves into nuisance.”
The commissioner thanked PREMIUM TIMES for its reporting on the incident.
“There is always a human factor in government, you send people out, you give people mandate and they can be overzealous. But the most important thing is the government taking responsibility, finding amicable resolution, and equally taking further steps to stop such an incident and now be able to regulate the conduct of…. Even if we are going to drive revenue.
“As a matter of fact, our revenue now is on treasury single account. Nothing like a task force collecting money or molesting people again,” the commissioner said.
Chijioke Nicholas, the chairman, Poultry Association of Nigeria, Imo State, said the Imo State government has agreed to pay compensation to the owner of the dead chicks.
Mr Nicholas described Governor Uzodinma’s response to the incident as being “quick.”
“I think it’s a good step in the right direction,” he added.
|Re: Imo Govt Disbands Task Force Over Death Of 3,000 Day-old Chicks by aaking(m): 8:28am On Sep 26, 2020
Thank God for this. Let them use D money they make to survive for the rest of their evil life. Them plenty for Lagos here weh Tinubu de use
|Re: Imo Govt Disbands Task Force Over Death Of 3,000 Day-old Chicks by daddytime(m): 8:30am On Sep 26, 2020
The poor innocent chicks blood don catch them.
|Re: Imo Govt Disbands Task Force Over Death Of 3,000 Day-old Chicks by Kingsasian(m): 8:34am On Sep 26, 2020
Nice move from the Imo state government.
|Re: Imo Govt Disbands Task Force Over Death Of 3,000 Day-old Chicks by Mutemenot(m): 8:35am On Sep 26, 2020
I hope it's in reality . The number of taskforce operating in eastern states now is overwhelming .Onitsha is their headquarter, sponsored by our drunkard
|Re: Imo Govt Disbands Task Force Over Death Of 3,000 Day-old Chicks by punisha: 9:37am On Sep 26, 2020
A country where abnormality is normal.
Everybody wants to exhibit superiority with just a little dose of power.
Who pays for the damages? The disbanded task force or state government?
|Re: Imo Govt Disbands Task Force Over Death Of 3,000 Day-old Chicks by OlujobaSamuel: 9:40am On Sep 26, 2020
I don't know why some people can be so mean and heartless. It's not like they will even remit the money to the state's purse in full.
Only God knows the number of birds that will die amongst the remaining 5000 due to stress when it gets to the farmer's care
|Re: Imo Govt Disbands Task Force Over Death Of 3,000 Day-old Chicks by OlujobaSamuel: 9:44am On Sep 26, 2020
punisha:The state ni o, where those iiidiots wan see ₦1.5m to pay for such, a broiler doc is now above ₦500. If you check the lifestyle of these various taskforce we have in this country, they are not really financially stable with all the extortion they indulge in.
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